wash off

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Verb1.wash off - remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agentwash off - remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent; "he washed the dirt from his coat"; "The nurse washed away the blood"; "Can you wash away the spots on the windows?"; "he managed to wash out the stains"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
wash, rinse - clean with some chemical process
wash out - wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt; "Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink"
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vi (stain, dirt)sich rauswaschen lassen; most of the pattern has washed offdas Muster ist fast ganz verwaschen
vt sepabwaschen; wash that grease off your handswasch dir die Schmiere von den Händen (ab)!
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It has fifty millions of inhabitants, and as the colour of the Filthy Pool does not wash off, they all look exactly alike."
"Watchman your grandmother," I says; "there ain't nothing to watch but the texas and the pilot- house; and do you reckon anybody's going to resk his life for a texas and a pilot-house such a night as this, when it's likely to break up and wash off down the river any minute?" Jim couldn't say nothing to that, so he didn't try.
The peddler said it was warranted to dye any hair a beautiful raven black and wouldn't wash off. In a trice I saw myself with beautiful raven-black hair and the temptation was irresistible.
The peddler had certainly spoken the truth when he declared that the dye wouldn't wash off, however his veracity might be impeached in other respects.
"Valdez throw away yellow silk, and I take for my arrows so rain not wash off poison.
Before him a great Prophet, to proclaim His coming, is sent harbinger, who all Invites, and in the consecrated stream Pretends to wash off sin, and fit them so Purified to receive him pure, or rather To do him honour as their King.
First, wash off your makeup, dirt and sebum with cleansing water, oil or balm.
Immediate treatment for chemical burns in hospital includes continuing to wash off the corrosive substance with water until it's completely removed, cleaning the burn and covering it with an appropriate dressing, pain relief and a tetanus jab if necessary.
Card Card Klum told HelloGigles that her eye doctor advised she use baby shampoo to thoroughly wash off her makeup after a recurring stye.
Dog owners are advised to wash off woodland mud, check for lesions and if in doubt contact the vet.
Apply it on the face and rub gently on the skin, and wash off with water.
If she says, "Wash on" instead of "Wash off," colours transfer themselves from one object to another.